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June 22, 2016

UW’s Thompson research vessel gets a midlife overhaul

The UW’s largest research vessel, the R/V Thomas G. Thompson, is getting a midlife overhaul. The ship recently began a yearlong stay near Seattle’s Harbor Island for a complete overhaul of its propulsion system, navigation and man core engineering systems. Read more from UW Today.

June 13, 2016

New from UW 360 – reuniting families in El Salvador

The UW Center for Human Rights is helping to reunited families separated during the civil war in El Salvador. Learn more about those efforts and the families the UW is helping from UW 360.

June 9, 2016

New from UW 360 – innovations in solar energy

Solar energy is a clean energy source that, even in the Pacific Northwest, is abundant and renewable. Learn how researchers at the UW’s Clean Energy Institute are developing the technology to make solar panels thinner, lighter and more affordable than ever. Watch the UW 360 story UW 360: Solar Innovations.

May 27, 2016

UW women’s golf takes first national championship

The Huskies defeated second-seeded Stanford to win their first NCAA national title on Wednesday! Read more at

May 26, 2016

Jennifer Cohen announced as new athletic director

UW President Ana Mari Cauce announced Tuesday that Jennifer Cohen, senior associate athletic director at the University of Washington, will be the UW’s new athletic director, effective June 1. Read more from UW Today. 

May 4, 2016

UW announces the Husky 100

The UW announced the class of students in the inaugural Husky 100. The program recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. Learn more about the program and take a look at the list of…

April 4, 2016

UW ranked as a top value by Forbes

The University of Washington is ranked No. 23 in the nation and No. 14 among public institutions for best value by Forbes. The UW is also No. 9 among West Coast schools and is the top-ranked institution in the state. Read more from UW Today.  

March 31, 2016

Huskies headed to the Final Four

The UW Women’s basketball team departed for the Final Four this morning with help from a large crowd of supporters gathered at Husky stadium. The seventh-seeded Huskies head to Indianapolis for their first Final Four in program history. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray addressed the crowd and proclaimed it Purple and Gold Week in honor of…

2016 state legislature adjourned

On day 20 of the special session, just before 11:00 p.m., the legislature adjourned sine die, after passing compromise operating and capital budgets earlier in the day. The University of Washington was successful in bringing home its top priority – backfill for the tuition reduction adopted by the legislature in 2015. Throughout session, students, staff, alumni,…

March 24, 2016

VP Biden in Seattle to meet with cancer researchers

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in Seattle on Monday as part of his cancer “moonshot” listening tour. He urged Seattle leaders, include UW Medicine, to work together to solve the complexities of curing cancer. The panel included Dr. Mary-Claire King, UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine. Read more from UW Health Sciences.

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